“New Developments
Download
1 / 35

“New Developments in Third Sector Research” Tuesday 28 April 2009 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 51 Views
  • Uploaded on

“New Developments in Third Sector Research” Tuesday 28 April 2009. The Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester (GEM) Research. The Gender and Participation –GAP- Unit is a non-profit organisation based in Manchester that seeks to promote gender equality

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' “New Developments in Third Sector Research” Tuesday 28 April 2009' - mahola


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

“New Developments

in Third Sector Research”

Tuesday 28 April 2009

The Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester (GEM) Research


  • The Gender and Participation –GAP- Unit is a non-profit organisation based in Manchester that seeks to promote gender equality

  • We provide training and support thatenables people to meet the challenges ofbuilding a more just, inclusive and equal society

  • Our aim is to increase people’s understanding of gender gaps and inequalities and generate appropriate strategies to tackle them


  • We work in partnership with local groups and communities, voluntary organisations, service deliverers and policy makers in gender research, training, advocacy and dissemination activities. and inequalities and generate appropriate strategies to tackle them

  • In particular, the GAP Unit works with women’s groups to help women in to gain confidence and skills and encourage them to take actions to address the key issues that affect them



GEM Project research project known as the GEM project (Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester), which had been run by Manchester Women’s Network (MWN) since 2003.

Looking at Gender

and Community Engagement

in Manchester


Between October 2003 and April 2005 research project known as the GEM project (Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester), which had been run by Manchester Women’s Network (MWN) since 2003.

carried out a

“gender analysis of existing community engagement processes with a view to informing strategy and practice”


Objectives research project known as the GEM project (Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester), which had been run by Manchester Women’s Network (MWN) since 2003.

1.

To understand better the gender dynamics of community participation.

2.

To raise awareness of gender issues from grass-rootgroups to city-wide policy makers.

3.

To develop materials and frameworks (“toolkits”) for gender awareness training


Levels and Structures research project known as the GEM project (Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester), which had been run by Manchester Women’s Network (MWN) since 2003.

The GEM project looked at 16 structures across 3 levels of decision-making

  • Local / Ward level:

    • Community Forums

    • Ward Co-ordination Processes

    • Local Action Partnerships


Levels and Structures research project known as the GEM project (Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester), which had been run by Manchester Women’s Network (MWN) since 2003.

The GEM project looked at 16 structures across 3 levels of decision-making

  • Intermediate level:

    • Community Networks

    • Area Residents' Forums

    • New Deal Crime Task Group


Levels and Structures research project known as the GEM project (Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester), which had been run by Manchester Women’s Network (MWN) since 2003.

The GEM project looked at 16 structures across 3 levels of decision-making

  • City-wide level

    • LSP Steering Group

    • CN4M Strategy Group

    • Crime and Disorder Partnership

    • Community Safety Network


City-wide research project known as the GEM project (Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester), which had been run by Manchester Women’s Network (MWN) since 2003.

Local-Community

These 16 community-led / statutory structures and their processes had different degrees of community participation.


Process research project known as the GEM project (Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester), which had been run by Manchester Women’s Network (MWN) since 2003.

A participatory process, involving learning and awareness-raising for all those taking part.


Process research project known as the GEM project (Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester), which had been run by Manchester Women’s Network (MWN) since 2003.

Workshops with

  • Black men and women

  • Young people

  • Over 55’s people

  • Lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered people and gay men

  • Mixed groups of men and women across Manchester

  • Men-only and Women-only

  • Asian women

In-depth interviews

132 men and women in different areas of the city

Meetings and questionnaires

Leaders and participants of the 16 structures


Some outcomes... research project known as the GEM project (Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester), which had been run by Manchester Women’s Network (MWN) since 2003.


Production and distribution of research project known as the GEM project (Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester), which had been run by Manchester Women’s Network (MWN) since 2003.

reports, articles, leaflets, posters

to community, voluntary and statutory organisations in Manchester


Presentations and research project known as the GEM project (Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester), which had been run by Manchester Women’s Network (MWN) since 2003.feedback to groups and organisations involved and to policy makers and practitioners including:

  • Oxfam UK Poverty Programme

  • Neighbourhood Renewal Unit

  • Royal Institute of Town Planners

  • Labour Party Women’s Forum


Production of research project known as the GEM project (Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester), which had been run by Manchester Women’s Network (MWN) since 2003.new, local data on gender and community engagement, focusing on excluded groups.

General gender awareness raising – discussions and reflections on gender and participation issues.

(around 800 people)


Organisations willing to incorporate gender into their work and policies

Manchester Social Enterprise Forum:

Development of a gender policy for social enterprises and social enterprise development agencies


Organisations willing to incorporate gender into their work and policies

Transport Thematic Partnership – Towards Gender Sensitive Transport Services research


Organisations willing to incorporate gender into their work and policies

Manchester Community Engagement Strategy for the Manchester Partnership and Manchester City Council:

  • - Toolkit

  • - Community Cohesion Working Group

  • - Gender integrated into MCES Action Plan 2005-2008


Changing practice and policies: actions taken by community and voluntary organisations

  • Enhancement of men’s community work in Wythenshawe – action plan to improve men’s image of participation

  • Establishment of a group of ‘Dad’s and Kids’ group in Old Moat


Changing practice and policies: actions taken by community and voluntary organisations

  • Gender & Participation module added to Youth & Community Work programme at Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Whalley Range Forum – Asian women’s sub-forum set up.


Use of GEM resources by other groups (e.g. Voluntary Action Oldham)

People brought together in their communities to discuss gender and ways to get involved in local decision making

Participation in Manchester City Council Gender Scrutiny Panel (quarterly meetings)

  • Development of new programmes:

  • Training on gender and women’s empowerment

  • Engendering transport services research



  • Different Oldham) training programmes were designed that looked at gender awareness in the context of:

  • empowerment and self-esteem

  • participation in local decision making processes.


  • Some of the Oldham)topics covered were:

    • the concept of gender

    • awareness of gender inequalities

    • gender and society

    • self-esteem and confidence building

    • ideas about gender and participation

    • equal opportunities


  • The diverse range of Oldham)trainingparticipants included:

    • Young mums

    • Jewish women

    • Men and women from a particular area or community organisation

    • Women’s refuge residents

    • Young lesbians

    • Women from many different ethnic backgrounds

    • Youth and community students

    • Youth and community practitioners


Other training: Oldham)

- Gender awareness training for

elected members and officers at Manchester City Council

- Design of a course module on gender and participation for use within Manchester Metropolitan University’s health, social care and education DipHE BA and MA programmes


Key Aspects Oldham)


Participatory research process Oldham)

  • Collection and use of specific local data has helped create interest and lend credibility.

  • Active involvementof local people - organizing and co-facilitating workshops in their communities

  • Friendly format of community meetings


Participatory research process Oldham)

  • Mutually beneficial meetings and workshops

  • Participatory, inclusive and diverse methods of research

  • Cross cutting of gender with age, ethnicity, sexuality.

  • Feedback to the groups involved


All levels, all sectors Oldham)

Working simultaneously with community, voluntary and statutory sectors at local, intermediate and city-wide levels

helped raise gender awareness, promote changes in practice and influence policies


Other outcomes- benefits Oldham)

  • Generated contacts and networks in community, voluntary, and statutory sector

  • Gained credibility for the issues at local, national and EU level


Partnership Working Oldham)

Partners of the Gender and Community Engagement in Manchester -GEM Project- included:

Whalley Range Forum - Wythenshawe Voices – Old Moat Family Forum - Crime and Community Safety Pool - East Manchester Community Network - Community Pride Initiative - Community Network for Manchester - Women’s Electronic Village Hall - Oxfam UK Poverty Programme - LSP Steering Group - Manchester Metropolitan University Community Audit and Evaluation Centre, Manchester University Student’s Union, ALAC programme


Other outcomes- benefits Oldham)

  • New research and training

  • People trained as researchers – MMU community audit module

  • GAP Unit


ad